I was listening to this song by Selah called Wayfaring Stranger and it confirmed again by the Holy Spirit that this is not our home here on earth. Our family has been having a tough month especially July and August, but we all know we are going to a better place where we will see your Savior. What a hope! What a promise! What a goal! What a comfort to know that this is not it. This life here on earth is not grand by any means, but the Lord has a purpose for this life on earth and I believe that purpose is to prepare us for heaven where we will forever be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We will get to sit in His presence and there will be no more crying or pain or sorrow. What my family has been going through with my grandfather getting ready to leave this earth for a better home has made me realize once again Christ Jesus is our only hope and purpose. Praise the Lord He convicts, sets apart, and calls His children as His own even in trials in this short life.
(I thought I would post this finally. I wrote this while in TX and my grandfather was getting ready to be with the Lord, his earthly body was dying and died. But now he is alive with Christ!)